OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


Survivor Stories / Tributes

Julie Linden Penharlow

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To a wonderful, creative, generous woman, my mother, who taught me just how exciting and wonderful this world is. Thank you for doing the genetic testing when I knew you were so sick and your life would shortly end. You gave me many, many wonderful gifts, however, urging me to then get genetic tested as well, was a great gift of love and hope for your daughter. I miss you every day – and because I was able to make the good decision to have my ovaries removed – I hope I will live a long, happy life – and teach my children what a fantastic, strong, caring mother you were

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Julie was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33. She continued to live a full life, re-marrying, having another child, getting a college degree, traveling, seeing her grandson born and her youngest child enter college, until her passing due to ovarian cancer at age 60.

Last updated on: 05/22/2009


TYVM you’ve soveld all my problems

Seven Seven – 07/14/2011

Taxotere for breast cnecar is combined with different drugs than for prostate cnecar and although hair loss does occur in men, I cannot find evidence for this being permanent.

Rosario Rosario – 09/03/2012